What is the MRC?
The ACCS has been at the center of classical Christian education for over two decades. Now, we’re sharing the collective experience of our members and our experts through one web-based tool — the Member Resource Center (MRC). Members and their employees can get access to the MRC at mrc.ClassicalChristian.org. The MRC has 9 major areas, which are described below. Along with these, the MRC offers event notices, member discounts, news and announcements, and other materials of interest to our members.
Last, but not least, we are working on the ability to collect data from our member schools in a more efficient way. This will allow us to customize information requests and offer various types of reporting. Heads-of-schools can get information that is more tailored to the specific question they have. More importantly, schools will be able to directly correct and improve the information that displays for their school in the popular “School Finder.” Your membership helps us to further develop this vision for data sharing between our schools.
Any project is made quicker with the right tool box. We mined the riches of our accredited member schools and friends to provide free access to everything from songs and chants, to forms (admission, surveys, or whatever), handbooks, training materials, and every other document a school might need. The best part, we’ve organized it all for you. New content is posted regularly.
We’ve compiled information about classical Christian curricula. When this portion of the site is fully integrated and used by our members, it will report how many schools use a particular curriculum, provide key information about its success, and provide cost per pupil information. Some phases are still in development.
We actively recruit college students from classical Christian backgrounds, along with professionals and scholars, to place their CV’s into our talent pool. And, we collect more information than a typical CV or resume and organize it so that you can find the right candidate for the right position. New applicants are featured in Forum, our monthly member newsletter.
Ask questions, converse, and join the conversation about CCE. The forums are accessible for members through the MRC and include discussions about all the important and practical questions involved in running and teaching at a classical Christian school. Continue your discussions at our conference and events.
Everything a member school needs to successfully navigate ACCS accreditation.
The ACCS has a growing number of student services available. Our contests and upcoming alumni services are all managed through this area.
If you can buy it for a classical Christian school, we list it here. These are not vendors who pay us to be listed. Rather, they represent our best effort to find the best products and get your feedback on them. We place every product of interest to schools. Need security solutions? Paper suppliers? Curriculum? Look here. We will be adding to this area regularly.
Training and Consulting
Find live training and consultants, upcoming ACCS and other outside events, and forums, as well as webinars and resources from our partners like Classical U.
Other Member Resources
Access to the member resources above is granted via the Member Resource Center. Any employee of your school can access them at any time. But member benefits don’t stop there; members join a community of classical educators who the ACCS is proud to represent to the watching world through studies and placement in the press. When you become a member, parents will be able to find you via our school finder and they will know you meet our standards.
Discounts for Members
Below is a partial list of member discounts. For more information and updates, please visit the MRC.
Church Mutual is an ACCS preferred partner for insurance. As an ACCS member, your school is eligible to receive special benefits from Brotherhood Mutual, including The Safety & Security Guidebook, plus material explaining how to protect your religious freedom rights. They give schools and Christian ministries free guidance through their Legal Assist service, and provide a library of safety and security articles for schools and ministries on their website.
Offers a 25% discount on all school curriculum orders placed through their summer Single Source service, including curriculum from other publishers. Veritas offers a 10% discount to ACCS members on their own curriculum throughout the year.
ACCS members receive a free 11-hour course (An Introduction to Classical Education) on ClassicalU.com, Classical Academic Press’s online classical teacher training site. ACCS members also receive an additional 10% off annual subscriptions (including already discounted group rates) to this site.
Member Logos and Bugs
For use on member websites and print resources.There are more available in the MRC (including high resolution for print), but a few of the standards are offered here for our members.
Note: Please remember to update your school information in the Member Resource Center so that school finder will market your school well.